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Assessing Basic Mental Traits
This article addresses the importance of assessing residents' basic mental traits prior to admission in a Care Facility.
A small mental health section is included on the Pre-Admission Appraisal Assessment Form. If the answers received indicate the prospective resident has some confusion or other mental problems, the Mental Assessment Questionnaire and Mini-Mental Worksheet should be completed. These forms should give the person doing the assessment a basic history of the mental health of the potential resident as well as an idea of what kind of observation services the resident will need. If the provider takes residents who are confused or who have some degree of mental illness this type of information is essential.
Residents who have a history of being sexually inappropriate or assaultive are often difficult to place. For this reason
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